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PostSubject: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:19 pm

Bonsoir à tous,
I research information and photography of the trooper Fred SYMONS of the Natal Carbineers who was with CHELMSFORD on the 22 January 1879.
I do like his journal (Symons papers / Talana Museum quoted in "Zulu Rising" by Ian Knight")
Merci pour votre aide.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:13 am

Frederic

The Talana Museum sells the booklet:
Anglo-Zulu War Diaries: Trooper Fred Symons, Natal Carbineers: Enthusiasm and Misgivings, 1879.
by Mark Coghlan.

It may contain more information than that quoted by Ian Knight.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:12 am

Brett Hendey wrote:
Frederic

The Talana Museum sells the booklet:
Anglo-Zulu War Diaries:  Trooper Fred Symons, Natal Carbineers: Enthusiasm and Misgivings, 1879.
by Mark Coghlan.

It may contain more information than that quoted by Ian Knight.

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Brett

Bonjour Brett,
The Talana Museum sells the booklet?!?!
I did not know this information! (this booklet is not sold by  Amazon, Abebook....)
I am going to buy a copy!!!
Thanks for this information.
Do you know if a photograph of him is in this book?
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Frédéric

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:59 pm

Frederic

Unfortunately, there is no photograph of Symons in the book.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:56 pm

Brett Hendey wrote:
Frederic

Unfortunately, there is no photograph of Symons in the book.

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Brett,
Too bad!!!
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:31 pm

Brett Hendey wrote:
Frederic

Unfortunately, there is no photograph of Symons in the book.

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Brett

Bonjour Brett,
You can find a photograph of Fred SYMONS (with a group of others Carbineers) in "The Journal of the AZRS" (Chairman John Young) volume 3 issue n°2 p.29 (ed. 1995).
"Experiences of a Natal Carbineer in the Zulu War" (part II).
Photo Paul Naish Collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Many thanks, Frederic. It was good of you to remember me.

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PostSubject: Re: Fred SYMONS / Natal Carbineers   Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:22 pm

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Many thanks, Frederic.  It was good of you to remember me.

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Brett;)
But it's an "old" journal.
The photo is not good quality...
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